Santa Claus came to Queen Margaret College on Thursday 30 November but he wasn’t dropping presents off… he was collecting them.
The Breeze, in support of Wellington City Mission, brought a bus with Santa on board to Queen Margaret College as part of the annual “Pack the Bus” campaign to help the community at Christmas time.
Year 8 students organised the bus to come to school to be filled with gifts and toys from students and teachers.
They then took Santa Claus to the Pre-School to meet the College’s youngest students.
The school has worked on the event to support Wellington City Mission for at least five years.
Children had the opportunity to pack out the bus with items, meet Santa and sing some Christmas Carols.
Year 8 Dean Natasha Selkirk says she estimates around 500 gifts and food items were donated by the school from all levels.
“We had donations from the Middle School, the Junior School, the Pre-School and even some staff donated. Many people donated several items,” she says.
“We also used the money raised by Year 8 through the Community Fair in Term 3 to purchase gifts and food to donate.”